So, it's been several months since my last post, and here's what's been happening:
*The Kid has finished first grade, and, is now an "official, almost" second-grader. I can't believe how fast the time flew. We are so proud of him, and are constantly in awe of how much he's grown and learned. In fact, school starts again in just a few weeks. Until then, we are squeezing in as much summer fun as possible.
*I've started my own small business, designing and hand making jewelry, a long time passion and love of mine. It's been an exciting, energizing, and challenging process. I'm also still working at my part-time job, as well. It has taken lots of time to get things set up behind the scenes, as well as to get my designs made, and out there. There is still more work to go, as this business is a work in progress. All in all, it fells good to be putting my focus, time and energy into my own business.
*Aqua Man and I celebrated our 11th Anniversary this May, and wow has it been a bit of a wild ride these past two years: another relocation, adjusting to a whole new schedule, changing careers. This past year was much better in so many ways, and quite hard in some areas. Both of us feel grateful that we are still making our way together. The hard times have revealed where we need to put our focus on getting stronger and working better as a team. The good times have revealed that we still have a great time together.
*In June, one of my best friends came out for a visit and we were able to spend lots of quality time together; something that is a real treat since she lives on the other side of the map! Lots of good talks, laughter, and good eats.
*In July, we had an amazing family vacation with my hubbie's side of the family. It was so good to see everyone, and to have down time together as a family, as it has been about two years since we've been on vacation together.
*Lastly, turning 40 is just around the corner for me! I'm grateful for my health, my family, and my friends, and I continue to look at where I've been, and where I'm heading. I'm looking forward to this new decade.